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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding licensed cannabis cultivators Butane/Hexane/Propane tamper-evident California Department of Public Health Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates unique ID/batch number 2019 resolutions hydrocarbon-based solvents Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods potentially-hazardous foods California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 600 foot radius of a school Physical address Transition Period concentrate disposal and destruction methods MCSB CDTFA seller’s permit three state cannabis-licensing authorities testing of cannabis goods CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL CDPH-issued universal symbol Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) licensed cannabis manufacturers Bond and Insurance Information microbusinesses 2019 regulations shipping manifest cannabis industries finished product Owner packaging and labeling requirements M-license Licensee Lookup Tool Temporary License Application emergency regulations Completed Temporary License Application Form 2019 issues financial interest holder medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together product as a candy prohibited shared-use manufacturing facilities ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Financial Interest cannabis training laboratory quality assurance periods of 90 days extensions annual license application cannabis cartoons product formulation A-license and an M-license evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises required limits Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 600-foot radius of a school minimum standards for extraction processes dried flower amount of THC content shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Bond in the amount of $5,000 Operating Procedures 120 days loan provided to a commercial cannabis business cannabis event organizer license Cannabis Manufacturing commercial cannabis manufacturing tobacco products CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package labels not be attractive temporary license Type S share facility space Premises diagram A-licensees transport cannabis goods to retailer manufacture cannabis products Terpenoids Testing security and cannabis waste disposal MCSB’s temporary license application Premises Information paper inserted into the packaging Water/Food-grade Dry Ice contaminant free evidence of rehabilitation medicinal and adult-use or both markets Cannabinoids Testing Food-grade Butter/Oil 2019 proposed changes 2019 laws Temporary event up to 4 days operating premises vape cartridges licensing cannabis distributors Track and Trace 2019 updates Application Checklist volatile solvent Mechanical workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Percentage of ownership Edibles– Products manufacturing health impacts of cannabis Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 regulatory framework three cannabis licensing authorities Transport vehicles alarm system diagram of the business’s layout Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) distributors Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division allergen information Category II Residual Pesticides Testing nonlaboratory quality control sanitary workplaces an officer or director of a cannabis business the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Extractions using CO2 Personnel Requirements Local Authorization Attachment 2019 important information onsite consumption of cannabis goods capsules medicinal commercial cannabis activity inventory and quality control Temporary License Application Information Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale carbohydrates and fat per serving Proposed Section 40133 testing laboratories local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers compliance with regulations no infusion of alcohol pre-made or purchased public health and safety aggregate interest of 20% or more edible products Heavy Metals Testing testing lab onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods child-resistant packaging must enter certain events licensing scheme 100 mg of THC per package local jurisdiction Local Authorization written procedures for inventory control cannabis waste infusion list of artificial food colorings A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity designated structure valid waiver operating procedures surety bond manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) meat and seafood, and other products track and trace system 2019 compliance The California Department of Public Health's some nutritional facts disposal sampling standards MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery member manager structure and formation documents packaging and labeling manufacturers who package for other producers health claims consumption of alcohol or tobacco manufacturing cannabis products Microbusiness license review process The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package opaque exit package Mycotoxins Testing motor carrier permit government warning statement label disclosure of all criminal convictions testing methods alcoholic beverages manufacturer's name supply chain persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business medicinal and adult-use markets extracts equity interest in a commercial cannabis business sales of cannabis goods Financial information Local Jurisdictions secondary package Ethanol compliance with local jurisdiction regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS waste management laws cannabis sales and/or consumption contaminants edibles packaging opaque final form storage of cannabis goods Licensee Information cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) transporting cannabis goods Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) manufacturing practices definition of owner labeling mandated warning statements chain of custody Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing child-resistant outer package secondary packaging licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories access to the area(s) Premises Diagram CO2 and ethanol extractions packaging Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing quality control Local Issuing Authority California Public Records Act Proposition 65 cannabis market THC levels The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) security Industrial Hemp Advisory Board period of 120 days Identifying information basic nutritional information Form # CDPH-9041 CDPH-9041 limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving transportation of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing activity transportation Distributor Transport Only cultivation highly-concentrated oils or waxes highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 product guidelines transportation and security exception for testing laboratories Arranging for laboratory testing cannabis plants hang tag or a peel-back label 2019 new laws local jurisdiction’s requirements licensed premises Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products licensing cannabis microbusinesses Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company sugar small product packaging cannabis cultivation licensing Individual Owner loop system requiring refrigeration sanitary and hazard-free environment re-sealable waste disposal A-license Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Business Information topicals retailers Live Scans for each owner Cultivation less than 10,000 property for the commercial cannabis activity Business Organizational destruction of cannabis goods Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch state cannabis licensing licensing cannabis retailers certified by a California-licensed engineer inhalable cannabis Fingerprints licensed cannabis distributors amount of sodium Foreign Material Testing Distributor transport manufacturing activities conducting quality assurance review Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control tinctures identity of the product medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis manufacturers at least 99% purity convicted of a substantially related crime managing member manned motor vehicle Moisture Content Testing good manufacturing practices delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods conditional license licensed physical location (premises) Criminal History commercial cannabis products 2019 problems Licensees commercial kitchens premises diagram Manufacturing (non-volatile) cannabis adult-use products Labor peace agreement separate applications at least 20% ownership interest entry into the legal, regulated market commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Retailer (nonstorefront) supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation protocol online licensing system informational panel adult-use commercial cannabis activity comply with all packaging and labeling requirements activity for a period of 120 days investment into a commercial cannabis business payable to the state of California Vehicle Requirements persons 21 years of age or older 2019 revisions inventory supplemental label procedures for inventory control exit packaging primary panel requirements public Licensee Lookup Tool 2019 recent news Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) 2019 fines remove THC/CBD scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises no added caffeine extraction secured area commercial cannabis activity licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises ownership premises is not within a Government M-licensees 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Seller’s permit number Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) no infusion of nicotine BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Retailer (Type 10) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act stickers recordkeeping Carbon Dioxide (CO2) ingredient list purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands local jurisdiction authorization Temporary Cannabis Event Category I Residual Pesticides Testing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California and more.

In addition, UID Contact surface Harvest Batch Nursery Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Component Specialty Cottage Outdoor Immature plant Infusion Sanitize Small Outdoor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Actual yield Nonvolatile solvent Topical cannabis product DPH-17-010E Mature plant Limited-access area infused pre-rolls Environmental pathogen Indoor cultivation Mixed-light cultivation Serving Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Track-and-trace systems Theoretical yield Medium Indoor Manufacture Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Package Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Hazard Dried flower Allergen cross-contact adulteration alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 11 (Distributor) Watts per square foot Lot Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Manufacturer licensee Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Department CBD Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Allergen Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Batch In-process material Cultivation site Pathogen Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Verification Processing aid Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Proposition 65 warning statement Adequate THC Extraction CBD from industrial hemp Personnel Type 12 (Microbusiness) Wet weight Request for Live Scan Premises Mixed-light Tier 2 MCSB 90-day extension periods Kief Net weight Finished product Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Licensee Medium Outdoor Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Commercial cannabis activity Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Product Identity Adulterated Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Cannabis product list of cannabis manufacturers Primary panel Quality Specialty Outdoor Qualified individual Preventive controls cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Mixed-light Tier 1 cannabis concentrates Specialty Cottage Indoor Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Flowering Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Quality control personnel Distribution Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Raw material Processor Type 10 (Retailer) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) package flower or pre-rolls Validation Track and trace system Labeling Bureau Microorganisms Quality control operation Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Processing Adult-use Market Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Universal symbol Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Canopy Type N – for infusions Applicant infused butters and oils as concentrates Small Indoor Edible cannabis product Volatile solvent track and trace system Outdoor cultivation Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Cultivation Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Holding Pest M-license Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Monitor Type P – for packaging and labeling only Ingredient Specialty Indoor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Unique identifier Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Quarantine Pre-roll Process Informational panel Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 and more.


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